A demo video was released by LG that shows their Optimus G Pro featuring technology that is very, very similar to the Samsung Galaxy S 4. Plenty of people are now calling LG a copycat because their Optimus G Pro will apparently feature the same eye-detection capability that plays or stops videos when one looks at or looks away from the screen.
Another feature of the LG Optimus G Pro that the Galaxy S 4 can also do is the ability to simultaneously take pictures on both cameras for a "picture-in-picture" effect. Pause and resume recording, on the other hand, enables taking videos continuously.
LG seems to be proud at offering these features at a more affordable value than if people would buy the Samsung S 4. However, many are quite disappointed that LG did not differentiate much from Samsung's newest technologies to offer.
Galaxy Ace 2 is a popular mid-scale smartphone that has attracted many for its affordability and features. There have been reports that Samsung will update the Ace 2's firmware, which will enable some functions and fix some of the glitches of its current firmware and already, the Galaxy Ace 2's loayl patrons are anticipating the upgrade.
Samsung pre-released the Jelly Bean firmware for the Galaxy Ace 2 today and provided screenshots to tease fans and enthusiasts. Users can update to Jelly Bean on March or April. Some of the Samsung smartphones such as the Galaxy series, namely, Beam, Music, Ace Plus, Mini 2, and Chat have also been reported to be possibly upgraded earlier on. Furthermore, all of these units will already feature the full touch interface, TouchWiz Nature UX, along with other devices by Samsung that run on Android operating system.
While the big four carriers aren't talking android 4.3 upgrade yet, a newly leaked Samsung release schedule gave us the big picture?
Thanks to folks over at Android Police, which was then verified by two additional sources. As with any type of leak, it's important to remember that none of this information is official and there's still a chance it could be a faked document.
As noted in the leak, the dates above are subject to change. Given the general state of Android updates on AT&T, Verizon, Sprint, and T-Mobile, it's reasonable to assume that at least one or two of these will be delayed. Even so, it's an exciting roadmap of updates over the next couple of months. International versions of the Samsung Galaxy S4 Mini and Galaxy Mega 6.3 will be updated to 4.3 eventually, but there's no word on their American counterparts yet.
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The Nexus 7 will be refreshed with a "full HD" 1080p display and thinner bezel, reports Digitimes. Expected to carry the same attractive $200-$250 price point as the current model, the tablet is said to be manufactured by Asus.
Rumors have recently reported that the Nexus 7 will be getting a "refresh" in the coming weeks, upgrading to a full HD 1080p display, and featuring a smaller, sleeker bezel around the edge. Digitimes reports that the tablet will still maintain its attractive price point around $200-$250 that the current model has used to fly off digital shelves since it released last year.
Sources with access to "engineering samples" have said that several specifications will also be changed around. It's not clear when the changes might be implemented, although mid-2013 is expected by industry analysts.
Some are looking to Google's I/O conference in May for more details on the device.